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Posted by Jose Carlos Chamorro Galán

April 19th 2011

Yes, the end of Noman was amazing, but the part who dissapointed me was the end of Echo Kittle, and I would want more to develope this story.

William Nicholson responded:

You could well be right. Maybe one day I'll return to it...

Posted by José Carlos Chamorro

April 16th 2011

I have a doubt: At the ending of Noman; Did Seeker go in the boat with Morning Star, the Wildman and Caressa to explore other countries? I think you maybe write an fourth book, describing the trips of them and the meeting of Echo and them; Why not? And when I ended the book I though you absolutely ought shoot a flilm. BEST WISHES. JC

William Nicholson responded:

Yes, Seeker went too. It's true I could write a fourth book, but I'm working on other books right now, and I think the end as it is takes the story to a pretty grand finale, don't you? A film, yes - if only a film studio would come up with the money to make it.

Posted by Andrew

April 16th 2011

I'm a new fan and particularly want to share my enjoyment of Seeker. I'm off to get the 3rd of the trilogy. I hope someone offers you a movie production on this series. You've done a great job of writing about the aura and how its perception provides information. As a trained healer, this is very much part of my world and I appreciate the way you've delivered it to your reader, making it easy to believe as natural. Andrew www.lifewalkers.com www.poemcatcher.com

William Nicholson responded:

I hope you enjoy the way the series works out. I put a huge amount of thought into the deeper aspects of the story, and it's exciting for me to think that someone with your particular interests will be following it to the end.

Posted by Rhys

April 14th 2011

Hi again, I recently re-read my review of Rich and Mad, which I wrote this time last year (I believe I linked it to you), and as when I read R&M, the book "The Art of Loving" continues to intrigue me, and I was wondering if a) you had read it (that's probably a yes...), b) whether it affected your way of loving and c) whether I, as a 15 year old, should read it or not. Thanks in advance, Rhys

William Nicholson responded:

Yes, I've read The Art of Loving many times - I think it's a very wise book - but I hadn't read it when I was your age. You could take a look at it, but unless you're quite philosophical by nature, you might find it a bit heavy. If so, put it aside and have another look when you're in your 20s. And yes, it has affected my way of loving; though I think the passage of time and the gaining of experience has done that job more, and Erich Fromm's remarkable book has put into words what I've learned.

Posted by Richard Johnson

April 12th 2011

I loved 'The Wind on Fire' trilogy, but I had one question nagging away at the back of my mind while reading it, which was: at what 'level' of evil you considered the Morah to exist at? Specifically, does the Morah represent evil itself (cf Satan), or one incarnation of evil (cf Sauron)? From another point of view, does evil still exist in 'the beautiful land' - is it a return to Eden, with a potential for once more becoming corrupted, or is it a post-apocalyptic paradise in which evil has been finally eradicated? In reading it I had wondered at times whether there was a slight mismatch between the self-sacrifice of the Singer people and the destruction of the Morah - almost as if Tolkien's Valar had died to destroy Sauron - although on p226 you try to get round this with the suggestion that if the Morah rises again, so too will the Singer people, although I'm not sure that this is entirely consistent with other descriptions which suggest an ultimate finality about the Singer people's sacrifice, though I would need to reread it to substantiate that! Perhaps the question is - in the state of the world as envisaged at the end of the book, is there room for either the Morah or the Singer people, or for others like them, to return? Did the Singer people's sacrifice forever change the 'cosmic structure' of their world, as does the death of Christ in Christian theology, or was it only ever intended to destroy a less-than-cosmic evil but otherwise leaving things much as they were? Was this an issue than you were wrestling with as you wrote the book? Anyway, I still loved them! many thanks, Richard

William Nicholson responded:

The Morah is NOT Satan, or evil in any external form. The Morah is the sum of all the capacity for evil in mankind - ie the Morah is us. I tried to make it fairly clear that the cycle of kindness, action and cruelty keeps on going round and round - we create our own evil that has to be cleansed by the sacrificial action of the Singer people. So yes, the Singers must always return again, because the Morah will always return. It's not at all a Christian idea, and though it may be fanciful, or unsatisfying, it is in its way complete. It also has the merit of explaining the way our world lurches from time to time into horrors like wars even though we all want to live in peace.

Posted by Ashwin

April 12th 2011

What happens to the characters of Echo and Filka at the end of the Noble Warriors Trilogy?

William Nicholson responded:

I don't have any more story than I put in the books, so it's all there, as far as I've imagined it. If you feel there's not enough about Echo and Filka, you can take up their story yourself...